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Blazers seek to go wolf hunting

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor The Blazers are going to have an opportunity to rebound in a big way. VSU takes the road for what will be a can’t-miss matchup with the No. 2 ranked West Georgia Wolves. The Blazers stomped the Wolves 40-6 in their regular season meeting a year ago, but VSU’s 2014 season was ended by ...

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Blazers get mauled by the Lions in first conference game

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor The Valdosta State Blazers’ first conference game did not play out as the team had hoped. The team’s defense could not find ways to get off the field in a 34-12 loss to the North Alabama Lions. The Lions (4-0, 3-0) protected their unblemished record with an impressive offensive showing. The team racked ...

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Memorable home opener for Blazers

Written by Gabe Burns, Staff Writer The Valdosta State Blazers had a memorable home opener that will forever be entrenched in the school’s record books. The Blazers’ record-setting day resulted in a 56-22 win over Cumberland at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium on Saturday. In the 2nd quarter of play, quarterback EJ Hilliard rolled out to the right and hit D’Amonte Ridley for ...

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Blazer football faces Winston-Salem next

Written by Gabe Burns, Staff Writer Valdosta State head coach David Dean said his team will lean on their defense and tough run game in the 2015 season. That philosophy held true in the Blazers 21-13 road win over Albany State on Saturday. The Blazers (1-0) started fast with preseason all-conference running back, Cedric O’Neal, scoring a rushing touchdown 4:05 ...

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Organization’s team to host powder puff football game

Written by Gabe Burns, Staff Writer Last night, Valdosta State’s Activity Board teamed with the Sigma lota Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega to organize a powder puff football game as a part of the Fall Explosion extravaganza. The game was held on the intramural field by Centennial Hall. It was a defensive battle, ending with the Red Squad defeating the ...

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Todd Smoot named VSU’s new cross country head coach

Written by Gabe Burns, Staff Writer On August 13, Valdosta State Athletic Director Herb Reinhard announced Todd Smoot as the new head coach of the cross country program. Smoot previously coached the Blazers in a part-time role from 2008-2013. Smoot had an impressive run in his first stint with VSU. His five seasons under the helm resulted in 10 All-GSC ...

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